The climate and nature crises require comprehensive, ambitious solutions and urgent action across all sections of society. As a grassroots movement of 46 independent conservation charities working on the ground to recover nature, The Wildlife Trusts have a vital role to play.
We believe that nature is valuable in its own right and that everyone should have the chance to experience the joy of wildlife. We are part of nature and are wholly dependent upon it. We also believe that restoring nature on a landscape scale is essential for tackling climate change and achieving ‘net zero’ emissions.
As the Nature Based Solutions Officer, you will support the delivery of our ambitious response to the climate and ecological emergency. You will help drive forward a programme to increase our capacity to deliver natural solutions to climate change and cut the movement’s carbon footprint.
You will conduct research to support the activities of colleagues working on this programme and help with communications activities, to ensure local Trusts are well informed and can participate throughout.
You will also help ensure active communication with and among Trusts and help ensure central policy around nature based solutions and emissions reductions has an impact on the ground. Working among and between teams, you will help ensure the central team effectively collaborates to deliver this programme.
We are looking for someone with the following:
A relevant environmental degree, or equivalent, or working towards one.
Knowledge across a range of subjects relating to the achievement of Living Landscapes such as agriculture, freshwater management (e.g. natural flood management, catchment-based approach), rewilding and species conservation
Experience of team working and networking with a wide range of people.
Experience of working on the ground with nature conservation organisations, and with the public and voluntary sectors.
Research skills with the ability to analyse and interpret complex information.
Strong communication skills – verbal and written.
We are determined to reconnect people everywhere to the natural world and empower people to take action for nature’s recovery.
The Wildlife Trusts is a federated movement of charities dedicated to this vision and driven by our beliefs. Together we have 850,000 members, 35,000 volunteers and 2,000 staff across the UK, Alderney and the Isle of Man. We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility.
The Wildlife Trusts are wild about inclusion! We know wildlife will benefit from our people being as diverse as nature is, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.
As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.
Closing date: 20 July 2020
Interview date: 30 July 2020